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Humans of coffee: Matt Kenny

Who is Matt Kenny? Part-time barista, full-time over thinker, wannabe photographer, currently living and working in Cambridge. Slightly awkward and introverted coffee lover who can regularly be found in the city’s many cafes (my Instagram @_mattpk is testament to this). What is your best childhood memory? Spending time with my grandmother as a small child, eating toast in her front room and holding her hand as we walked through the vast parks in Harrogate. She has since passed, but my interest in toast and long walks has not. I do miss her and her sense of humour dearly. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I’d love the chance to go back to university again. I often feel there’s a lot of pressure to go into higher education at a certain point in your life, rather than when you are actually prepared. I certainly wasn’t ready or in the right place, and while I got the grade I wanted, I don’t feel I made the most out of …

Humans of coffee: Gareth Cliff

Who is Gareth Cliff? I’m a rebel, talker, straight-shooter and wannabe renaissance-man. What’s your best childhood memory? I remember birthday parties, playing in the garden sprinklers, dogs and lots of old people who thought I was the best thing ever. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I’m completely content with who and where I am in life. I wouldn’t want to be anyone else and I wouldn’t want to be alive at any other time in the past. The whole point of this exercise is to figure yourself out before you die. I’m getting closer to figuring it out every day.   What do you feel most proud of? I’m proud of the pioneering and disruption we’ve caused in media, advertising and other spheres of influence. I’ve got more to do, but I’m proud of the opportunities we’ve created for talented young South Africans. If you could keep only 3 possessions, what would they be and why? My phone, my credit card and my dog, Carl. …